Topless man with “Tribesman tattooed across his back” arrested following shooting incidents

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Dec 14, 2022 |

Gang members have been arrested in properties across Christchurch today following four shootings over the weekend.

Police arrested several men in search warrants at the Tribesmen gang house on Tanner Street in Woolston, and at an address on Mathers Road, Hoon Hay.

In a statement, police said charges are being considered.

Earlier this morning, police raided properties in Wigram and in Kaiapoi this morning.

A Kaiapoi resident, who didn’t want to be named, said a man was arrested several houses down the street from her house.

“As police were escorting me to my car, I a topless man with “Tribesman tattoed across his back, and facial tattoos was being arrested.”

As first reported by Chris Lynch Media, police were called to properties on Hammond Place, Spreydon, and Gayhurst Road, Dallington, about 10.30pm on Friday; and Hammond Place, Spreydon, and Broadbent Street, Riccarton on Saturday between 10.30 and 11pm after the properties were shot at.

Hammond Place, Spreydon on Saturday night following a shooting at a house.

Detective Senior Sergeant Damon Wells said firearms were discharged towards properties in all cases. There were no injuries.

Police searching Wigram property on Wednesday morning.

In one case, a property was wrongly targeted.

Gayhurst Road, Dallington Friday night following a shooting.

On Wednesday morning, Detective Senior Sergeant Wells said police executed warrants in Wigram and Kaiapoi.

Police at Wigram property following search warrants

“Police are speaking to several people in relation to these incidents and enquiries are ongoing.”

At 11AM police officers and detectives were still at the Wigram property.

A vehicle was being towed from the scene.

Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch

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